This is a quilt that I collaborated on with Gail Stepanek. I actually finished the quilting last May or June but waited until it had been to its first show to post the pictures. It just returned from Road to California with a big fat ribbon for Outstanding Innovative quilt and both Gail and I are thrilled! Here is a link that shows all the winners.
I love everything about this quilt, especially the name Gail came up with: Stars on Mars.
I told Gail this quilt was telling me it didn't need lots of feathers and she agreed.
She even agreed it needed some bling so I got to use metallic thread, lots of it!
The big scrolly vine and the triangles around the edge are all silver metallic.
I hated to cover up all the intricate piecing on the stars, so tried to fill in the blanks with thread.
MQS is doing a charity raffle quilt again this year and I agreed to quilt it. People donate quilts to the charity committee to be quilted and given away and Tricia, the committee chair, chose one for me to quilt and be raffled off.
The proceeds go to Victory in the Valley and Harry Hynes Hospice, both of which were a huge help to Peter and I while he was dealing with cancer.
I have to admit I wasn't inspired by the top. It is well pieced but made from some old kinda dingy batiks.
I kept putting off working on it - but once I started quilting I kind of got into it.
Now I'm working on Mayleen's quilt, which is the ultimate SID quilt - wait until you see it!
I'll be quilting it today instead of watching the Super Bowl. Actually - I would rather spend the day picking out stitches than watch football!